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Lovers Leap Bridge

Photos 

General Elevation View

Photo taken by Jet Lowe for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #317599

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lenticular through truss bridge over Housatonic River on Abandoned section of Pumpkin Hill Road
Location
New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built in 1895 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Lenticular through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 173.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 13, 1976
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.54413, -73.40699   (decimal degrees)
41°32'39" N, 73°24'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/632868/4600389 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Milford
Inventory numbers
NRHP 76001982 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 46455 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 31, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • March 3, 2015: HAER photos posted by Ian Martin
  • June 13, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • June 13, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • October 9, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • HAER CT-17 - Lover's Leap Lenticular Bridge, Spanning Housatonic River on Pumpkin Hill Road, New Milford, Litchfield County, CT